With sports memorabilia being the huge industry signed celebrity memorabilia many options on how you can go about building your collection. First you need to think about the big picture and if there will be a theme to your collection.
If you are a huge basketball fan for instance, you can choose between an NBA theme, a NCAA Basketball them, or a blend of the two for your new collection. If you are a huge Indiana Hoosiers fan, you can concentrate on collecting sport memorabilia from only the rich Hoosier tradition, like an Isiah Thomas game-used jersey or a Bobby Knight signed poster.
If you have a favorite athlete, you can center your collection around that player. For instance, if you grew up as a huge Don Mattingly fan you can stock strictly Don Mattingly game-used memorabilia in your collection. If you elect to go this route options would include a Don Mattingly autographed baseball or autographed bat. While basing a sport memorabilia collection around one player would somewhat limit your options, as long as the player is well known then there will be a plethora of game-used memorabilia signed and/or worn by that player for you to acquire.
The next step is determining how and where you are going to build this collection. The Internet bobby knight memorabilia easier than it used to be. There are sport memorabilia websites that host online auctions twenty-four hours per day year-round. If you want a more personal touch, these same websites also host live auctions anywhere from a few times to many times per year around the country. These same sites also come together, along with individual sellers, to put on trade shows and conventions where you can be sure to find whatever items you are trying to track down.
To recap, if you are looking to start a new game-used memorabilia collection from scratch the first step is to establish a theme: sport, league, team, player, etc. Then you need to go out and find the items that fit into your theme. Start with the online auction sites but be sure to stay active and go visit the live auctions and conventions in person. Within a few months you can have a collection worth bragging about to all of your friends.
The author is a sport memorabilia buff who has seen the industry grow in recent years. Nowadays there are websites that host auctions specializing in the sale of game-used memorabilia. If you are looking for a game-used jersey or an autographed baseball, then the author recommends that you click on the hyperlinks above for the best selection.